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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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Trips sponsored by

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Total cost of 26 trips: $25,283.72


Traveler: Archibald Galloway (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: WASH DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: ATTEND MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,068.80
source

Traveler: Hannah Sistare (from the office of Fred Thompson)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,084.80
source

Traveler: Eric Sterner (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON STATE OF DEFENSE/AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY FROM MIT FACULTY AND LINCOLN LABORATORY RESEARCHERS. LINCOLN LABORATORY-MIT CAMPUS
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON STATE OF DEFENSE/AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY FROM MIT FACULTY AND LINCOLN LABORATORY RESEARCHERS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,051.38
source

Traveler: Richard Obermann (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE APRIL MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF.
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: William Bonvillian (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $909.60
source

Traveler: Alexandra Teitz (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON ENERGY ISSUES AT MIT
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $941.60
source

Traveler: Dan Skopec (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $918.76
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $919.10
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $964.90
source

Traveler: Charles Cooke (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $822.60
source

Traveler: Christopher King (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS.
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,054.15
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $832.82
source

Traveler: Susannah Foster (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: CONFERENCE - TRANSPORTATION
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Traveler: John Mimikakis (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: RHOB TO NAT'L/REAGAN AIRPORT TO BOSTON/LOREN AIRPORT TO MIT CONFERENCE MIT CONFERENCE TO AIRPORT TO MADISON, WI AIRPORT
Purpose: ATTEND MIT CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,067.82
source

Traveler: Christopher Miller (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AND MAKE PRESENTATION ON PENDING LEGISLATION
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,249.50
source

Traveler: Michael Honda (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: SPEAK AS A PANELIST AT A FORUM
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Stein (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: A SEMINAR AT MIT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL AND EXECUTIVE STAFF ON THE "SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCING HEALTH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,030.80
source

Traveler: Jonathan Blum (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY MIT ON THE "SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ADV. HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECH"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $983.05
source

Traveler: Susannah Foster (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: ATTEND MIT CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,023.00
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: ATTENDED THE MIT 2004 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "SOCIAL AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCING HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.85
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: ATTENDED THE MIT 2004 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "SOCIAL AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCING HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.38
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: ATTENDED THE MIT 2004 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "SOCIAL AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCING HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,356.20
source

Traveler: Christopher Miller (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: ATTEND EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON TOXIC AIR POLLUTANTS' EFFECTS ON HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: David Goldston (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $731.85
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Grossman (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: MIT CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,002.98
source

Traveler: Olwen Huxley (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $932.98
source



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.